South Sudan: Christian leaders urgently call for peace following abduction of Bishop
Christian leaders in South Sudan have issued urgent calls for peace after the Bishop of Morobo and his driver survived a violent abduction by armed insurgents on Monday, Christian Today (CT) reports. The kidnappers claimed to be members of the National Salvation Front, a militant group opposed to the South Sudanese government.
Posted on: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Nigeria: 43 more Christians murdered in Nasarawa state, “Where is the outcry? Where is effective action?”
As the genocidal slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, Fulani Islamic jihadists murdered 43 Christians, including a pastor and his wife, in Nasarawa state last month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. 
Posted on: Monday, June 5, 2023

Christians in Syria at risk of “genocidal” attacks from NATO member Turkey
Christians in Syria continue to face “genocidal” attacks not only from jihadists inside the country but also from Islamist-affiliated, NATO member Turkey, Algemeiner reports.
Posted on: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Fewer Protestant churchgoers now engaged with fostering or adoption than five years ago, poll shows
A new study by Lifeway Research shows that fewer US Protestant churchgoers are actively participating in adoption and foster care than they were five years ago. At the same time, the study found that church leaders are increasingly encouraging their congregations to adopt or foster children.
Posted on: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Pakistan: Young Christian man sentenced to death for blasphemy, “Our faith in Christ has not waivered”
In a move described as the “murder of justice,” a court in Pakistan on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year old Christian man to death after finding him guilty of an unsubstantiated charge of blasphemy, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Nigeria: 50 members of Plateau Baptist Convention murdered by jihadists
Fifty members of the Baptist Conference in Nigeria’s Plateau state have been killed in a recent spate of attacks by Islamic jihadists in Mangu and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Indonesia: Muslim extremists disrupt two church services; “If a church is seen to spreading the gospel, they soon run into opposition”
Christians on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island were recently prevented from worshiping when mobs of Muslim extremists disrupted two separate services in Binjai, North Sumatra Province, and in Riau, Pekanbaru Province in southern Sumatra, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Nigeria Christians Fear New Muslim President And Muslim VP (Worthy News-Focus)
Nigerian Christians expressed concern Monday after two Muslims were sworn in to lead volatile Nigeria as president and vice president.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

North Korea: Two-year old boy sentenced to life in prison after parents found with Bible
A two-year-old boy and his entire family in North Korea have been sentenced to life imprisonment after authorities found a Bible in the possession of the child’s parents, the US state department’s Commission on International Religious Freedom said in its annual report for 2022.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Burkina Faso: 15 more civilians slaughtered as jihadist insurrection continues
Fifteen people were murdered by Islamic jihadists in eastern Burkina Faso last Monday as the desperately poor West African country continues to suffer extreme violence and humanitarian catastrophe under the worst jihadist insurrections in the Sahel, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Gunmen Attack Sudan Churches As Conflict Escalates
The Sudanese Council of Churches has condemned attacks on church leaders and church buildings as the conflict in Sudan rapidly escalates.
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Australian Missionary Released After 7 Years In Captivity
An Australian missionary doctor is recovering after being released by Islamic militants who held him for seven long years in West Africa, Worthy News learned Thursday.
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Pakistan:Two Christian youths charged and detained for alleged blasphemy
Police in Lahore, Pakistan, have charged and detained two Christian youths for allegedly committing blasphemy, a crime which carries the death penalty, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Most pastors are “extremely stressed,” survey finds
A new survey published by Lifeway Research shows that 75% of pastors say they are extremely stressed, and 90% report they work between 55-75 hours per week, CBN News reports. The survey was part of Lifeway Research’s 2022 Greatest Needs of Pastors study, and was conducted with 200 US pastors.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

India: Nearly 400 churches destroyed, 64 Christians killed in Manipur violence
Sixty-four Christians have been killed, and 397 churches have been destroyed amid an ongoing wave of ethnic violence in India’s Manipur state, Christian Headlines reports. 
Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Christians and Messianic Jews engage in global movement of Prayer and Fasting for Israel
Christians and Messianic Jews around the world have entered the final days of a 3-week global movement of prayer and fasting for Israel, leading up to the biblical feast of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost) this week, All Israel News reports. 
Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2023

Indonesia: Official charged with “intrusion” after illegally ordering church service to stop
An official on western Indonesia’s Sumatra Island has been criminally charged with “intrusion” after he entered a church service and illegally ordered the worship to cease, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. 
Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2023

Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians continues as international community does nothing
Suspected Fulani Islamic extremists shot and hacked to death over 40 Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau state last week, as the slaughter of tens of thousands of Nigerian believers continues unabated, with impunity, and ignored by international governments.
Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2023

At Least Scores Of Christians Killed In Nigeria (Worthy News In-Depth)
Suspected Islamic gunmen have killed more than 100 people, most of them women and children, in troubled north-central Nigeria over the last few days, and attacks continue, a well-informed Christian source told Worthy News on Thursday.
Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2023

Chad: Islamic extremists attack Christian communities, murder 17 people
Fulani Islamic extremists murdered 17 people in attacks on Christian communities in southern Chad earlier this month, the Barnabas Fund reports.
Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2023